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Mobile games have your kid’s personal data: What do you need to know?

A report by Pixalate says that popular mobile game apps, and others targeted at children, are collecting sensitive data, raising privacy concerns

What's happening? More than two-thirds of the 1,000 most popular iPhone apps targeted towards children collect and send their personal information out to the advertising industry, finds a new study by fraud and compliance software company Pixalate, adding that 79% of popular kids apps on Android do the same. Subway Surfer is spying on kids when they are using it, as are Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds and even education tech apps designed to teach kids painting or aid them with homework. According to Pixalate, these apps are collecting kids’ general geo locations and other identifying information such as app usage behaviour, purchase history, etc. and selling it to companies that track user interests and predict what they might want to buy. By the time a child reaches 13, online advertising firms hold an average of 72 million data points…

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